Lemon Mint (Monarda Citriodora) (Seeds)

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Description

Lavender-white flowers are produced in whorled clusters at the top of strong, 60 cm (24″) high stems. Both the leaves and flowers release a delightful lemon fragrance when bruised. The nectar in the flowers is very attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

How to Grow

1900 seed/gram. Start indoors in a soil-less mix 8 weeks before planting out in late May or early June. Leave seed uncovered, water carefully and maintain 22 C (72 F) for the 10 day germination period. Grow on under lights at a cooler temperature of 14 C (58 F) before hardening off then transplanting outside after the danger of frost has passed. Choose a sunny site and space plants 25 cm (10″) apart.